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A primary benign or malignant tumor composed of cells resembling the mesothelium.
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The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.



a malignant tumor of the mesothelium. It is most frequently encountered in the pleura, less often in the pericardium or peritoneum.

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